PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG) - At a recent meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA), the Board of Directors received a comprehensive 2015 drought and water supply report related to the continuing drought emergency. In the report, PCWA staff pointed to adequate water supplies for the remainder of the year.
Deputy Director of Technical Services Tony Firenzi, the Agency’s drought project manager, reported supply within the mountain water systems and the agency’s ability to pump water from the Middle Fork American River ensure the current water supply can meet the demands of PCWA customers. PCWA’s Middle Fork American River Project currently sits at 50 percent capacity, while PG&E’s Lake Spaulding system sits at 85 percent capacity.
“Even with sufficient water supplies we have a responsibility to conserve,” said PCWA General Manager Einar Maisch. “Meeting the 32 percent conservation goal mandated by the state will not be easy. Success is dependent on the voluntary actions of our customers and it’s our priority to continue to provide resources and programs that will help them meet this goal.”